Thursday, March 20, 2008

The other CK

When the Christopher Kane troop marched down the runway at the Fall 2007 RTW show, they did it in pride. Buckles, Crystals, Studs, leather and heavy armoury were a small portion of the wonderfully extravagant designs posed by Mr Kane. So extravagant in fact, that perhaps only those who had reached "Style Icon" status could pull on and pull it off with ease.
Yet his looks have morphed beautifully from the runway to reality, with a legion of fans including Paris Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld, Vogue Nippon creative consultant Anna Dello Russo and according to sales records at Browns London, the pieces were flying off the racks.
Spring 2008/2009 fashions shows brought along with it many stylish women, including Erika Kurihara, who donned a Spring 07 Kane velvet dress. Although her look is very similar to the runway look, leaving aside the boots and Longchamp bag, she personifies a softer almost saccharine image, which reflects the truly versatile nature of Kane's collection.

When (or if) the day comes, in my life where budget is no longer a factor, then Christopher Kane's pieces will stand alongside Balmain, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Givency, MaxMara and Balenciaga in my futuristic wardrobe fantasies.

P.S, the Jeremy Scott for Longchamp Stomp bag is really stomping the parisian pavements of late...


In Yr Fshn said...

That Kane dress is a gorgeous color!

Anonymous said...

Any idea where the teal sandals are from in the bottom picture?